Business Development Seminars

Dr. Barnsley Brown and Spirited Solutions™ give you and the members of your company or organization wings to soar into success, personally and professionally.

The following business development programs are available as a half- or full-day seminar, lunch and learn, business speech, keynote, and break-out session. If you don’t see what you need, ask us and we’ll let you know if it is within our areas of expertise. If not, we’ll be pleased to refer you to another keynote speaker or trainer who fits your needs.


Contact Dr. Barnsley now

and discuss what she can do for you and your organization!

Click Here

Wings for Wealth and Wellness

How SMART™ Professionals Beat Stress and Burnout!

Would you like 2+ extra hours every day for who and what you enjoy? We talk about energy sustainability and its importance to our environment, but what about your own personal and professional store of energy? How can you beat stress, banish procrastination, and find fast methods to renew and sustain your energy? Learn to get SMART™ in this high-voltage keynote or training session!

NEW! Do Less, Earn More in Your Start-Up or Established Business

Get off the hamster wheel and get your life back now! Discover how to increase your profit while you create 2+ more hours daily for who and what you love. Use Dr. Barnsley’s proven HBDO formula to create a marketing and self management strategy that lets you focus on the top priorities in your business and life. Find out how to leverage interns, family, friends, colleagues, and other professionals to grow your business and free up your time for what you enjoy and do best.

Power Up Your Prosperity with Principles that PERFORM in Life and Business

Do your bills outnumber your profits? Would you like to learn money-saving techniques and principles that grow and prosper your work or small business development and let you lead an opulent life? Start wiping out debt and raking in wealth with this fun, interactive business speech guaranteed to help you achieve more success and prosperity in your life and work.

Stop Selling Yourself Short and Start Selling Like a Pro

To find a new job or create success in any business, you’ve got to know how to sell yourself and your product or service. Come learn how to convert even difficult prospects into paying (and happy!) customers using credibility marketing, content marketing, recommendation selling, and proven methods that enable you and the customer to enjoy the sales process. Get ready for your sales to soar as you hone your natural ability to engage, persuade, advise, and serve others in this vital seminar!

Double Your Contacts, Double Your Income!: Business Networking Secrets of the Pros

What are the secrets of effective, enjoyable networking? How can you attract everything you need in business and life? Learn how the GAB principle and relationship building strategies can market you and your business more powerfully than any job search or advertising campaign you could launch. Become a smart socializer and leverage your online and offline contact with prospects, clients, colleagues, and co-workers to create the success you desire right now!

Loving Your Job!

Let yourself and your colleagues be inspired and motivated to do the best job possible and enjoy it! In this high-energy keynote or seminar, you’ll complete a detailed self-assessment of your attitudes towards work/business and learn sixteen powerful strategies to make the most of what you do, becoming a successful professional or “passionpreneur.”

Wings for Women

How SMART™ Professionals Beat Stress and Burnout!

Would you like 2+ extra hours every day for who and what you enjoy? We talk about energy sustainability and its importance to our environment, but what about your own personal and professional store of energy? How can you beat stress, banish procrastination, and find fast methods to renew and sustain your energy? Learn to get SMART™ in this high-voltage keynote or training session!

The Top Traits of Highly Effective Women

Discover what it takes to be a phenomenal woman in this seminar version of our very popular keynote. You’ll take away practical strategies to take charge of your time, energy, business/career and life, as well as an action plan for success. Join the ranks of women who balance their personal and professional responsibilities while actively pursuing their individual dreams and business development.

NEW! The Top Traits of Highly Effective Women in Business

Find out how to leverage your strengths as a woman in business, how to build a powerful team, how to deploy Dr. Barnsley’s infamous HBDO strategy to maximize your productivity, and how to navigate sticky business scenarios with ease. Give up stress by working smarter, not harder, and save time and energy for who and what you love most. This seminar will show you how!

Wings for Work and Business Development / Entrepreneurship

Turn Your Passions into a Livelihood and Create the Small Business of Your Dreams!

Tired of the nine to five work world? Laid off? Looking for opportunities? Create them for yourself with the help of this exciting workshop geared for those at the exploration or start-up phase of a new business. Learn strategies for success, low-cost or free resources available for small business development, the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, and more for your and business (ad)venture!

Creative Marketing and Branding to Boost Your Home Town Business

Want to learn proven, practical methods to grow and market your business in a small town? In this seminar, you’ll learn why branding and credibility marketing are so vital to becoming known in your community/industry, and you’ll come away with concrete feedback and tactics to help you do both successfully. As a bonus, you’ll learn Dr. Barnsley’s secret strategic marketing tips that help you think big in your small town!

Creative Marketing to Boost Your Small Business

Does your marketing plan need some life breathed into it? Do you want to attract customers in innovative, cost-effective ways? Would you like to actually enjoy marketing your business? If so, this informative, dynamic seminar is for you. Get the scoop on creative strategic marketing strategies that make you and your business stand out and prosper in a competitive economy.

Creative Online Marketing Part 1: How to Leverage Blogs, Ezines, and Article Marketing to Increase Your Business with Style!

Learn to leverage the power of internet marketing methods to position you and your business as tops in your field. Compete with the big dogs on a Chihuahua budget. This down-to-earth, fun seminar series is free of “Geek Speak” and will help you package your service or product into exciting low-cost or no-cost formats. Discover how to delight your customers, get your website in front of qualified prospects, and generate new business while you sleep.

Creative Online Marketing Part 2: How to Leverage Internet Radio, Video, and Social Media to Increase Your Business!

This companion seminar to Part 1 focuses on how to position yourself, provide value, and attract new business using the mediums of internet radio, video, and social media. You’ll discover how and why you must repurpose intellectual capital to boost your position in the search engines and keep your clients and prospects engaged and excited about what you do. Attendance is not required for Part I but is strongly encouraged so you will have a wide range of online strategies to integrate into your strategic marketing and small business development.

Creative Marketing for Artists and Crafters Part 1: How to Make Your New or Existing Art Business Successful

Come find out why marketing your work is as exciting and creative as the process of making art! Learn the top ten strategic marketing methods of over twenty-five artists-painters, sculptors, folks artists, jewelry makers, musical instrument makers, theater artists, writers, crafters, etc.–who make their livings from their art business. Stop suffering from starving artist syndrome and instead become a marketing maven in this fun, invigorating seminar!

Creative Marketing for Artists Part 2: 33 Fun Ways to Increase Your Art Business Sales and Success

Are you running out of ideas for what to do with your art? Come to this fun, invigorating seminar and get a taste of thirty-three free or low-cost ways you can get your art out there, get it seen, and get it sold! Be sure to bring some of your art along too so we can brainstorm what will work best for you and your particular talent/medium.

Boost Sales and Save Big in Your Art Business: Market Your Art with Barter!

Explore one of the best ways to market your art, attract new customers, increase referrals, build relationships, and create a team of professionals you can rely upon while saving lots of money! Learn how to initiate, define, and fulfill mutually beneficial barter agreements using your personal and professional connections, the internet, and other resources. When you share and market your art through barter, you’ll be amazed at the results!

NEW! Success Secrets to Sell Your Art and Create a Profitable Art Business

Do you love creating art but hate selling it? Do you easily sell everyone else’s creations but get stuck when it comes to your own? Would you like to inspire more people to purchase your art and create a more profitable art business? If so, this seminar is for you. Discover the top success secrets you can use to create soaring sales and eager buyers for your art. Be sure to bring a sample of your art with you to this energizing, exciting seminar.

Public Speaking Secrets to Market Yourself and Your Business with Pizzazz

Learn dramatic methods to jazz up even the most boring business topic and market/sell your service or product with pizzazz! Master your fear of public speaking, learn presentation skills that persuade tough audiences, and find out how to use credibility marketing to outperform your competitors. Best of all, learn how to get PAID to market your business and attract new clients.

Market Your Business, Save Big Bucks, and Boost Sales–BARTER!

Explore the best way to create new customers, increase referrals, build relationships, and assemble a team of experts you can rely upon while you save mega business bucks! Learn how to initiate, finalize, and fulfill barter agreements using your personal and professional network, the internet, and other resources. Explore win-win barter agreements that contribute to your small business development and catapult you and your barter partners to success.

The Top Traits of Highly Effective Business Leaders

It has been said that great leaders are not born but made. Which counterproductive leadership styles are sabotaging your impact and success? Come learn the top traits of highly effective leaders and how to develop these in yourself and others. Whether you are a new or experienced leader, this fast-paced seminar or business speech will get you on the way to becoming the leader you want to be in business and life.

NEW! Self Management for Business Leaders

You can only be an effective manager of others when you know how to manage yourself. Come explore your signature strengths and how positivity can impact your results in life and business. Discover how to leverage what you do well, overcome procrastination, get a handle on stress, and be more productive. To get the most out of this seminar, take the free VIA (Values in Action) Strengths Survey available at and bring your completed survey with you. Managing yourself better will make managing your life and other people much easier and more enjoyable.

Why do our clients love Barnsley and Spirited Solutions™?


Maureen Giannini, Director of Primary Care Centers, Scotland Memorial Hospital, Laurinburg, NC

Dr. Brown, I was empowered by your ‘How SMART Professionals Beat Stress and Burnout’ presentation last week. Since the seminar, I’ve had amazing results. I’ve gone through the huge piles on my desk that had been sitting there for months, and addressed everything that needed attention. I’ve also gained about 2 1/2 hours per day by managing my email with your strategies. You helped me realize how vital it is to do my work efficiently so I can reserve time and energy for the people I love. Thanks to your seminar, I’m back in touch with what matters most in my life and I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I could go on and on–The seminar was incredible! I can’t wait to see you back here!!

LF, Vice President and Branch Manager of Nationwide Bank

I have NEVER, for work or personal reasons, hired a babysitter to take care of my kids, but I’m going to do it so I can attend another of Dr. Barnsley’s Brown’s seminars! It’s that important for me to experience another of her empowering, inspiring, and information-filled presentations! She is not to be missed!

DV, Business Owner in Alamance County

I recommend Barnsley Brown because she is an enthusiastic speaker, full of energy and great ideas!

MG, Business Owner in Chapel Hill, NC

For those of us who are not ‘born socializers’, Dr. Barnsley Brown’s seminar on Smart Socializing is a perfect opportunity to learn how to. I left the seminar energized and motivated, and a couple of days later, I had the chance to apply the techniques she taught. I was amazed at how much I learned about people! They will refer my services as much as I refer theirs. Thank you, Barnsley!?

Christina Peterson, Programs Specialist, Partnership for Children, Johnston County

I’ve just returned from an exciting, energetic, and informative training that I feel anyone in a non-profit agency would greatly benefit from. We all know that non-profits have limited financial resources, so much of what we do highly depends upon our networking skills. We need to be able to get the word out to the community about who we are and what we do. Dr. Barnsley Brown has an incredible, interactive presentation that can empower staff members to feel comfortable going out into the community to make the contacts and build the relationships that are necessary to do the work that we do.

Rev. Gail McNeil, Founder of My Sister's House Ministries, Kenansville, NC

Barnsley, I really enjoyed your seminar, ‘The Top Traits of Highly Effective Women,’ because you are so enthusiastic and embody your topic–it is a natural part of who you are. You are deeply spiritual but the lessons you teach can reach anyone, plus you are adept at working with a diverse audience. As a result of the seminar, I was inspired not only to promote my ministry more widely but also to let people know how I can help them as a women’s speaker and self esteem builder! I’ve been putting this off for years and now I’m finally doing it! Thank you, Barnsley, for opening up my eyes and motivating me to move forward !

Allison Wrenn, Membership Liaison, Cary Chamber of Commerce, Cary, NC

Dear Barnsley, Thank you for your excellent presentation at our Business of Women Luncheon series on ‘How Smart Women Beat Stress and Business Burnout!’ A topic that every woman can use in this fast-paced world! From the enormous positive response from those in attendance, I think everyone walked away with knowledge that will help them balance personal and professional life.
We really enjoyed the interactive aspect of your presentation that kept us all on the edge of our seat… It reminded us that multi-tasking is not easy to do! You are truly a dynamic speaker and influential individual.
Your presentation helped us meet our goal of providing a valuable learning experience and networking event for the Business Women of the Cary area.

Teresa Herring, Processing, Scotland County Health Department, NC

Barnsley, Thank you for the exciting seminar on how to beat stress and burnout! When I left your workshop at Scotland County, I immediately stopped and bought myself a set of headphones as you suggested and they really work! You would not believe the people walking by my office who normally would stop for a chat. They now continue on their way assuming I am transcribing when in actuality I am getting lots of other work accomplished. I’ve also learned to say ‘NO.’ These two areas were very difficult for me as I am a people person and have always tried to please everyone. Hurray for me!! Many many thanks to you for your wealth of knowledge. Hope to see you in November when you are back here again!

Anne Shaw, Director of Economic Development, Coastal Carolina Community College, Jacksonville, NC

Dr. Barnsley Brown has done two fabulous marketing seminars for me and we are considering her for other events such as Leadership training for our Chamber’s Jacksonville-Onslow Leadership class and Administrative Professionals day. She is versatile and rich in experience. Dr. Brown appeals to both male and female audiences and all ages. She can do keynote presentations and serious, content-rich business seminars. She is energetic, lively and my audiences have loved her!

Cindy Combs, Regional Manager, Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing,

I recently attended a Creative Marketing seminar with Barnsley Brown of Spirited Solutions. She is amazing and has energy that captures your interest right away. This seminar offers many tools to position your business for success!

Donna Rogers, Owner and Operator

What a wonderful, dynamic presentation [ on how to use public speaking to market your business]. I really feel inspired, and ready to go out and dazzle the world with new found confidence! Thanks so much, Barnsley.

Christine Grant, MBA, Certified Life Coach

Barnsley, thanks for your terrific presentation this week at the ICF-RAL meeting! Your energy and passion are true gifts! As many times as I’ve given speeches and trainings throughout my professional and educational life, I learned so much from you today! The exercise you conducted with us about what makes a ‘sizzling’ versus a ‘snoozing’ presentation will be particularly useful as I craft my seminars and sessions in my new business. I plan to implement many of the ideas and suggestions you gave us. I know they will help me deliver my message more passionately and effectively (and be much more fun!) Thanks again!

Suzi Snyder, PhD, CPCC

I learned a number of highly useful tips from Barnsley Brown’s workshop, ‘Public Speaking Secrets to Market Your Coaching Business with Power and Pizzazz.’ When it comes to presenting on getting more business as a coach, Barnsley possesses tremendous enthusiasm and is chock-full of practical and practiced ideas!

Judy Julian, Travel Expert and Broker

The absolute best, most unique presentation on public speaking I have every heard. I learned how to do a dynamic presentation and was very inspired!

Mary Murkin, Custom Creations by MM, Asheboro, NC

Dear Barnsley, Wow! Thank you for everything you shared with us tonight. . . I now am armed with so many possibilities of things to do with really approachable resources. You have given me a new way of looking at marketing. Marketing can occur in ways and places that I hadn’t thought of before. . . I must get started this minute as there is no time to lose. Your seminar gave me the push I needed to get this all rolling!

Bill Colvard, Owner and Designer

Barnsley is am amazing speaker with great marketing and promotional information and advice. I have attended her ‘Creative Marketing in a Small Town’ and ‘Creative Marketing for Artists’ seminars. She provides great information that is actually usable by small businesses and artists whose marketing budget is limited at best. One leaves her seminar with a ‘to do’ list that is doable and does make a difference. Not the least is the feeling of ‘I CAN do this because I’m good at what I do’ that she gives you. That’s a feeling we all need.

Sarah Bradley, Artist and Owner

I signed up for the Creative Marketing for Artists seminars to re-energize my career and that it did! The seminars taught me how to recognize the ‘energy vampires’ in my life who were draining me of my positive energy. Dr. Barnsley shared many innovative marketing strategies that I look forward to implementing in my career. I left the seminars charged to take control of both my business and personal life and to make it all that I want it to be. Thank you!

Chloe Renee Butler, Artist & Owner

Dear Barnsley, I feel it important to send you a note of thanks for last Thursday’s seminar, ‘Creative Marketing for Artists and Crafters Part I.’ Though I mentioned my appreciation that evening, I wanted to be sure that you knew that it was not just out of cursory politeness. The information that you presented that evening was genuinely helpful in a concrete manner. I have been to many marketing seminars in years past, but. . . the knowledge and techniques I’d gleaned from them were simply not enough. . . . However your seminar was not just another ‘feel good,’ motivational marketing seminar. You provided a large number of practical, concrete, timely steps to move any creative business forward. And your enthusiasm and humor as a speaker made it all easier to assimilate (not to mention the helpful handouts and worksheets). In the days since I attended your seminar, I have spent time using all the information you gave us to develop a marketing plan specifically for my own business, and have already begun to act on several items on it. And I do not feel that this new-found sense of purpose will burn out quickly, since I now have a plan containing plenty of concrete actions that I can take in the right direction for years to come. My vision now has legs, so to speak. So, Barnsley, thank you very much for helping me to re-energize my mission. I have so much to do, so much to give still. . . and now a much better plan to get it done. And thank you again for the very cool door price that I won–your CD on the ‘Top Traits of Highly Effective Women.’ I listened to most of it while exercising today and am finding it inspiring as well.

Specialist in medical billing and coding, Durham, NC

Barnsley, I thoroughly enjoyed all your seminars in this series. You are a great motivational speaker and I always leave feeling so good about what I’ve learned. I will use all your techniques for the rest of my life–Thanks a million!

DT, Manager, Orange Water and Sewer Authority

I want to express my sincere appreciation to you, Dr. Brown, for the excellent presentation I attended. I picked up several new tips and remembered skills I had long forgotten. I have ADD and it is usually very difficult to hold my attention for any amount of time, but you kept me focused. You are a very dynamic speaker. I look forward to future seminars!

Julie Ingram, Store Accountant, F. Ray Moore Oil Company

Dr. Barnsley Brown was great! She was funny and kept my attention the entire time. I learned a lot of valuable information about customer service secrets and skills and will definitely apply the points learned to my work environment!

Christine Hayward, Independent Consultant for Arbonne

Barnsley was very motivating to me. I highly recommend her to speak to your group. She taught me to build relationships with others so they will know, like, and trust me. Giving samples of my products will be very beneficial for others to see and feel results. Thank you, Barnsley, for your inspiration!

Customer care specialist, Durham, NC

Thanks so much for doing this series. Now I feel like I can apply what I’ve learned to daily activities. I may have never received this helpful training if it wasn’t for you.

Amy Etheridge, Facilitator, Giving Leadership Opportunity, Inc.

Barnsley stayed on point and made the topic relevant to both our professional and personal lives. Great information with a dynamic delivery that kept us engaged from start to finish!

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.

~William Blake